Welcome to Norwalk

Enriched with more than 1400 acres of parks and shoreline recreation areas,  Norwalk is a delightful blend of the urban and suburban, the trendy and the traditional.  Founded in 1640, Norwalk consists of distinct neighborhoods, each with its own style and character: East Norwalk, South Norwalk, West Norwalk, Silvermine, Cranbury, Wolfpit, Sasqua Hills & Rowayton.  Major employers, diversified housing and excellent educational opportunites attract people from all over the U.S. to live and work in Norwalk.  Norwalk has been named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the nation.  The revitalized downtown district of SoNo, the area's active cultural community, good schools, and superb recreational advantages will continue to maintain Nowalk's place as the pinnacle of desirability.


In 1640, Roger Ludlow and Daniel Patrick purchased the site of Norwalk from the Native Americans.  The first settlers arrived from Hartford in 1649 and the town was incorporated in 1651.  The common tradition concerning the name is that the name Norwalk is derived from the one day's "North-walk" that limited the northern extent of the purchase from the Native Americans.  The Native Americans were called "the Norwake Indians" and the river bore the name of "Norwake River", when the English first came to these shores.

Connecticut's state song, Yankee Doodle, has Norwalk-related origins.  During the French and Indian War, a regiment of Norwalkers was assembled to report as an attachment to British regulars.  Assembling at Col. Thomas Fitch's yard in Norwalk, Fitch's younger sister Elizabeth, along with other young local women who had come to bid them farewell, were distraught at the men's lack of uniforms and so they improvised with plumes from chicken feathers which they gave to the men for their hats.  British regulars began to mock and ridicule the rag-tag Connecticut troops.

AREA OF CITY: 36.3 square miles


Metro-North to Grand Central: 55 minutes
Train Stations:  East Norwalk, South Norwalk & Rowayton
New York City: 40 Miles
LaGuardia Airport: 40 miles


Norwalk Public(203) 899-2780
East Norwalk: (203) 838-0408
South Norwalk:(203) 899-2790

(203) 838-5038

Norwalk City Hall
(203) 854-7746


Overview for Norwalk, CT

88,755 people live in Norwalk, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $52,811.95. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.2 years

Median Age


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Demographics and Employment Data for Norwalk, CT

Norwalk has 34,427 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Norwalk do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 88,755 people call Norwalk home. The population density is 3,878.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.08 / 50.92%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Norwalk, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Norwalk. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School
Side By Side Charter School
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